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Brazilian youngster to partner Jonas Folger in Spanish team next season
The final seat in the MAPFRE Aspar Team line-up for 2013 has been filled today, with Brazilian youngster Eric Granado just this morning confirmed as the Moto3 team-mate to Jonas Folger. The sixteen year old is already a well known talent in Spain due to his performances throughout the youth categories here and a fifth place overall finish in the 2011 Spanish Championship.
In 2012 he made the step up to the Moto2 World Championship from the British Grand Prix onwards, despite his young age. For 2013 the MAPFRE Aspar Team has given him the opportunity to take a more traditional route into Grand Prix racing via the minor category. With the nineteen-year-old Folger as his team-mate Granado forms one half of the youngest MAPFRE Aspar Team pairing in recent seasons, as the Spanish outfit look to return to winning ways.